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Iran News in Brief – March 15, 2021

Construction workers gathered outside the Social Security Org. to demand their lack of insurance - Saqqez, western Iran, March 13, 2021
Construction workers gathered outside the Social Security Org. to demand their lack of insurance – Saqqez, western Iran, March 13, 2021

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UPDATE: 2:00 PM CET

Iran’s brutal regime hangs 4 people on Monday

According to the state-run Rokna news agency, the Iranian regime executed four prisoners this morning, March 15, in Mashhad central prison. Also, the clerical regime has hanged another prisoner in Zanjan. The victim is identified as Arash Varethi, 35, from Bijar county. Arash and his brother Nejat Varethi were transferred to solitary confinement on Friday, and after visiting his family, Arash was hanged by the regime’s authorities. Arash’s brother, Nejat’s situation, is in limbo.

It is worth noting that the mullahs’ regime has started a new wave of executions, simultaneous with the increasing social protests. These executions demonstrate mullahs’ fear of a restive society and are meant to intimidate the public.


The mothers of 11 slain protesters, shot and killed during November 2019 protests, gathered together to commemorate their loved ones before Nowruz


UPDATE: 9:30 AM CET

Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll in 518 Cities Surpasses 231,300

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on Sunday, March 14, 2021, that the Coronavirus death toll in 518 cities had exceeded 231,300. The number of victims in Tehran is 54,176, Isfahan 14,995, Khuzestan 12,840, Mazandaran 9,832, East Azerbaijan 8,988, Gilan 8,186, Fars 6,837, Alborz 5,743, Hamedan 5,368, Kerman 5,099, Kermanshah 4,659, Yazd 4,202, Kurdistan 3,992, Semnan 3,790, Bushehr 2,334, and Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad 1,749.

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Retirees, pensioners hold rallies across Iran as economic woes escalate

Retirees and pensioners of the Social Security Organization in Iran held protest rallies across the country on Sunday demanding higher pensions as inflation and prices of basic goods continue to escalate. The cities of Tehran, Karaj, Isfahan, Tabriz, Ahvaz, Rasht, Khorramabad, Arak, Kermanshah and others witnessed such rallies as regime officials refuse to provide any answers. The protesters were also complaining that even their mere pensions are often delayed for several months.

Rally in Karaj, west of Tehran, Iran

کرج -تجمع سراسری بازنشستگان و مستمری‌بگیران تأمین اجتماعی

Rally in Isfahan, central Iran

اصفهان-تجمع سراسری بازنشستگان و مستمری‌بگیران تأمین اجتماعی در شهرهای میهن

Rally in Ahvaz, southwest Iran

اهواز۰تجمع سراسری بازنشستگان و مستمری‌بگیران تأمین اجتماعی در شهرهای میهن

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Maryam Rajavi’s message to the nationwide retirees’ protests

Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the NCRI, welcomed the nationwide retirees’ protests and wrote in a Twitter message that continuous protests by pensioners and retirees echo the Iranian people’s outcry over usurpation of their rights by the religious fascism ruling Iran.

Mrs. Rajavi wrote: “So long as the clerical dictatorship has its grips on power in Iran, unemployment, inflation, corruption, injustices and class differences are only aggravated.”


Woman injured, minor killed in arbitrary police shooting in SE Iran

Younes Yazdanshenas

Police opened fire on a car in Rask County, southeastern Iran yesterday, wounding a woman and killing a minor. According to the Baloch Campaign website, the minor killed was identified as Younes Yazdanshenas who was with his aunt, Nour Bibi.

An informed source said the two were going for medical errands when the police opened fire on them after they passed a checkpoint. The source added that both were transferred to the Chabahar hospital but Younes died due to the severity of his wounds and blood loss.

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Iran news in brief, March 15, 2021

Iran news in brief, March 15, 2021


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